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7 Best Tactical Gloves for Airsoft

You probably take your fingers for granted--until they’re stinging from a rogue BB, full of splinters, or freezing cold during a winter-time match. Protective gear is pretty important. Protection is super-important when playing airsoft. And one of our most recommended pieces of protective gear is a good pair of tactical…

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LCT AK-74M STKBR: Best AK-74 AEG? [Review]

If you've got an eye for detail and that milsim-based need for authenticity, there are only so many AEG options that won't have you replacing most of the externals right off the bat. LCT-AK74M with completed paintjob However, internal upgrades can often add up, too. Does LCT's take on the…

AEG / M4 / Reviews / Rifles

Krytac Trident MKII SPR [Review]

Krytac has earned its reputation in the airsoft industry as one of the leaders of high-quality, performance-driven AEGs that'll hit wreck shop without wrecking your wallet. They first hit the scene when other contenders for that specific slice of the market were realistically only KWA. Krytac Trident SPR MKII Since,…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to

[How-To] Catch Airsoft Cheaters

Pretty much nothing is more frustrating than a cheater, and if you came here looking for tips to help you cheat well--sorry, we’re actually going to talk about how to spot and handle players who aren’t playing fair. Friends don't let friends cheat! It’s a lot easier to cheat in…

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EMG SAI GRY AR-15 “Jail Break” Training AEG [Review]

What happens when two titans of their respective parallel industries come together to combine their expertise into a single, unique training tool? The answer probably looks a lot like the beautiful AEG you see just down below--the fruit of an intensive collaboration between powerhouse airsoft retailer Evike.com and progressive firearms…

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What is Speedsoft: the Basics and Beyond

We talk a whole heck of a lot about milsim around here, but that isn’t because it’s the only way to play airsoft! If playing GI Joe isn’t your idea of a good time, but you’re looking for something a little more organized than a pick-up game in the backyard…

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KWA KM4A1 AEG [Review]

First cutting their teeth in the world of gas blowback pistols before moving into the AEG game, KWA is a brand that has managed to garner a dedicated following--and for good reason! First appearing at a time when many players had to choose between either solid externals or upgraded internal…

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Tokyo Marui MK18 Mod 1 NGRS [Review]

As one of the longest lived airsoft manufacturers still in existence, Tokyo Marui's name carries with it a certain reputation (and a price tag to boot). Generally speaking, Marui products are renowned for their reliability, performance, and attention to detail, and the Next Generation Recoil Shock models up the ante…

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Airsoft Deals [2020]

The holiday season is upon us, which means that it’s time to break out that credit card (or ask your mom) and get to shopping! In the coming weeks, we’re going to see a ton of great deals from airsoft’s biggest e-tailers for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, End of Year,…

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[Review] CYMA CM048 AK-74

Whether you're just getting started with airsoft as a whole or you're about to take your first steps into the dorky world of Milsim, snagging an AEG that's got staying power without breaking the bank is clutch! Does Cyma's full wood and steel AK-74 stack up? Join us as we…

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Umarex / Elite Force H&K 416A5 [Hands-On Review]

Looking to step into the high-speed world of SF-based kits the world over, or simply looking for a top-tier M4-style carbine capable of taking some serious abuse? Elite Force and Umarex's licensed HK 416A5 might be right up your alley! Check out our overview of the gun below as we…

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[Review] CYMA AKS-74U

The AKS-74U is perhaps one of the most iconic "bad guy" rifles of all time--and while CYMA's iteration of the infamous Kalashnikov carbine isn't the first on the market, it's certainly one of the least expensive. How's this entry-level AEG stack up? Let's find out! Who's It For? Originally designed…

Airsoft Gun Reviews / Gas / Pistols / Reviews

[Review] Elite Force GLOCK 17 Gen. 4

Looking for the most realistic airsoft Glock that is also reliable and accurate? Look no further because the Elite Force Glock 17 Gen 4 has you covered! We got our hands on this durable beast, and we’re going to give you a complete overview of how it performs, what we…

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Best Gas Airsoft Pistols [2020]: Green Gas and CO2

We love airsoft sidearms--it's true! A reliable airsoft handgun can mean the difference between making it to your objective or suffering a humiliating plastic death, and there are numerous situations where transitioning to your secondary weapon is going to be much more beneficial than continuing on with your AEG or…

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Best Airsoft Sniper Rifles [2020]: All Levels, All Budgets

It's no secret that a ton of us probably became interested in the world of airsoft via the often romanticized portrayal of the role of the sniper in action and war movies--but diving headfirst into the world of airsoft sniper rifles expecting to get your Tom Berenger on is likely…

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Best Airsoft Masks [2020]: Glasses, Aiming, & Anti-Fog

If your gear isn’t performing up to standard, neither are you--which is why it’s so important to wear a comfortable, quality mask while playing airsoft. With like, a million and one options on the market, though, it can be hard to know which ones are trash and which ones are…

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12 Best Airsoft M4 AEGs [2020]: All Budgets

No matter where you play, it never hurts to stick to the classics. The M4 carbine is perhaps one of the most iconic service rifles of the modern era, having equipped a good portion of the Western world and NATO country's armed forces since the mid-nineties. An airsoft player using…

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[Review] LCT AK-105: Battle Ready, Right Out of the Box

Snagging a modern airsoft AK AEG that's both accurate externally and good-to-go internally can be a challenge. Does LCT's AK-105 stand up to the competition? Join us as we cover the gun inside and out, and give you some accessory recommendations to boot! The LCT AK-105 Who's It For? The…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to / MilSim

How to Pack for a Milsim Event [Comprehensive Guide]

If you've never been out to a hardcore, 3-day military simulation event before, making sure you've got everything you need can be a little bit intimidating. Luckily for you, we've thrown together a handy visual guide to show you just how to survive a 40-hour long plastic fight! First things…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to

Does Airsoft Hurt? (And How to Reduce the Pain)

Worried about whether airsoft will hurt? Wondering how likely it is to be injured while playing airsoft? We get it--no one wants to get hurt playing a sport, and you might have heard varying accounts of just how painful airsoft can be.  The Orange Tip Tactical team is here to…

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[Review] CYMA Dragunov SVD-63

Want a classic sniper rifle with some seriously Russian style? Then look no further--the Dragunov SVD-63 has you covered! We got our paws on this gorgeous gat, and we’re going to give you the full rundown on how it performs, what we love about it, and what you need to…

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The Best AK AEGs (All Budgets)

The Kalashnikov family of rifles are undoubtedly the most prolific small arms of all time, seen in conflict zones the world over due to their legendary reliability and ease of use. Not to mention, they just... keep... going... Yes, it still shoots... ish. They also happen to be some of…

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The Best Airsoft Guns for Beginners

Looking to cut through the BS and get out on the field as fast as possible? Whether you're new to airsoft as a whole or are trying to rope your friends into being a dork with you, we've assembled a basic list of some of our favorite AEGs and gas…

Airsoft Basics / Beginner's Guide / How-to

Everything You Need to Know About Hop Ups

If you’ve been kicking around OTT or the airsoft world for a bit, you’ve probably heard talk of something called a “hop up.” But what is this all-important component? How does it work? What do I need to know about it? Now, if you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We’re…

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How to Paint Your Airsoft Gun

Want to give your AEG or GBB a fresh coat of paint, but confused about where to start? Don't sweat! We'll walk you through the basics, prep, and some finer points of breaking up your airsoft gun's natural black silhouette. LCT-AK74M with completed paint job Painting your gun for the…